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Any of you savvy with all the different microphones on the market?
I currently have 2 mics, a Green Bullet 520DX and a fabulous little 'Bottle o' Blues' I bought from the US... best few dollars I ever spent on this little gem.
Was thinking of purchasing a Bulletizer Shure Ultimate 545 from Blowsmeaway Productions in the US. Have any of you had any comments from harp players using this microphone or heard anyone performing with it?
Thanks gents for your input. Most appreciated.
Will have to play around with it. Will transfer the song onto my amazing slowdowner app and chip away at it.
What a harp playing!!
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Hi Vicmale, thanks for your valuable advice. Actually, I am having some drawback. I can't read music and a left-hander also. So, I have to research on chromatic before even thinking on every purchase......swapan
There is no difference in playing whether you use sheet music or tab. The sound is louder with a cross slide as the holes are larger. There is a little more distance when you push the slide in or out. Unless you play extremely fast, the last point is unnoticeable.
Hi Sarge, I liked your rendition of "Up a Lazy River" and especially your improvisation .i am not a lover of vamping,as I stopped that years ago,but you put it over very nicely.Well Done.Eric33. I would appreciate it if you could play it again without the vamping.
Thanks Vicmale. Then I think straight slide will be easier for me, because of in case of cross slide I have to change or practice a bit on my playing style.
Reminds me of a calliope -in a good way
That's a great book, I think my copy has vanished into the other half's lockup, but she's excavating that so I may see the book again one day, Might get it out of the library in the meantime.
I'll update that last post a little now that I played around with it a bit.
Seems like G harmonica, so I'm thinking it's in the key of D
(I had the best luck with holes 2 thru 5)
That's how it seems to shape up for me, I'm curious if I'm correct...so 'I may be wrong 'disclaimer...heh
Is this the song,... I had never heard of it before...
I didn't tab it out or anything, but seems he's keeping the rhythm and running his notes on the lower end of the harp
mostly 1 through 4. I think once you get the rhythm going you can add the single notes as your ability allows.
That way you could have fun with the tune and start getting your "chops" together as you go along.
..and of course ..have fun..
Great work Sarge! I especially liked baby face, I haven't heard much vamping on chromatic before.
Looking forward to more.
Thanks for your search and reply. I already have this tab to the lyrics of RTTJ.
What I am searching for is the brilliant harp solos in between the singing. I could listen to the song and try and 'wing' the solos but would probably never be able to get it right.
For the cross slide harmonica the notes are laid out differently on the reed plates. Imagine a C harmonica tuning. With the slide out the two first two notes C and D are in the first hole on the upper reed plate and E and F in the second hole are on the lower reed plate In the third hole comes G and A on the upper reed plate and so forth. With the slide pressed in the first two notes are in the first hole are C# and D# and located on the lower reed plate. In the second hole F and F# are located on the upper reed plate etc.
On the straight slide harmonica, however, all the tones are on the upper reed plate when the slide is out and on the lower reed plate when the slide is pressed in.